Virtual training opportunity for hydro mini-grids

Have you wondered what hydro mini-grids are? Are you a hydro practitioner trying to implement them in your community? If so, you should not miss out the upcoming virtual training of our partner HPNET! The admission free training is a great opportunity to gain first insights, or deepen your knowledge on the fundamentals of community-scale hydro mini-grids.

The 6 week program is part of Hydro Empowerment Networks initiative Social Enterprise for Energy, Ecological and Economic Development (SEEED), supported by WISIONS, that aims to support practitioners and communities to customize proven sustainability mechanisms to local contexts, enabling climate resilience and socio-economic co-benefits through community-scale hydro.

The virtual training takes place from February 7th to March 18th, 2022, and will provide participants with an extensive introduction on the fundamental elements of sustainable community-scale hydropower implementation. While focussing on technical and local enterprise aspects of community hydro systems it is suited for beginners, as well as experienced practitioners who want to refresh their knowledge. The program consists of the following six modules:

  • Orientation to Micro-Hydro Mini-Grids
  • Social Enterprise Models for Mini-Grids
  • Demand Assessment
  • Water Resource Assessment
  • Terrain Assessment
  • Power Output Design

After the kick-off session on the 7th of February, the participants will complete one module per week – mostly self-paced via the learning management system of SEEED. A weekly Q&A session with experts, as well as opportunities for peer-to-peer dialogue will be provided during the training. Register now till 1st of February!

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